Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
1847 at Baltimore County, MD
Entered Service in the US
Army from Baltimore, MD
16, 1900 at the age of 53
The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism on
October 20, 1869 at Chiricahua Mountains, AZ
On October 5,
1868, a band of Apache Indians attacked a stage coach en route to
Tucson under escort by four soldiers, killing the driver,
passenger, and all four soldiers. Within hours of this attack,
Cochise and his Indian band encountered a group of cowboys in the
Sulphur Springs Valley. The Apaches attacked, killing one of the
men and stealing the cattle. One man of that group managed to
escape and fled to Ft. Bowie to ask for help. Lt. William H.
Winters took a troop of Cavalry in pursuit of Cochise, and was
joined en route by additional soldiers under Capt. Reuben Bernard
while Cochise fled into his stronghold between Red Rock and Turtle
Mountain, above Rucker Canyon. There the Cavalry encountered
Cochise's warriors on October 20, 1869, in what became known as
"The Campaign of the Rocky Mesa." Private John Donahue
was one of thirty-two members of the 1st and 8th Cavalry cited for
"Gallantry in action" in this major battle in the